Verronica Divine and Rich Burroughs
I shot with my buddy Verronica again last weekend. She’s become one of my favorite models and also a really good friend. We work very well together, she’s open and comfortable doing our shoots.
I’ve been wanting to try some new things with my digital work, and one of the things on the list was doing some digital double exposures. I shot a bunch of images of Verronica using a tripod and ended up layering these two together in Photoshop. I really like the result and it’s something I will be experimenting with more.
Ironically during the shoot Verronica mentioned talking with a photographer who had criticized my work saying it all looked alike. It didn’t upset me to hear that because I think it’s a pretty valid point. I’ve been shooting a lot of the real minimal looking stuff with the bed and the white walls for one body of work, and it’s intentional that it all looks alike. But I do expect I’ll be doing some different things as the year goes on.
I’m constantly thinking about my own work and I have a feeling I’m harder on it than most viewers. When people ask me how I feel about it I usually say something like, “happy but not satisfied.” I like the images I’m putting out, but I hope to always keep growing and trying new things as well.